School Bus Carrying Charleston County Students Hits Pole, Catches Fire

All children aboard are OK and uninjured after their a school bus wrecked and caught fire Thursday morning in North Charleston.

The Durham School Services bus carrying Charleston County students from Military Magnet Academy hit a pole in the parking lot of the Eden Oak shopping center, according to North Charleston Police spokesman Spencer Pryor.

The shopping center is located along the 5600 block of Dorchester Road. The incident was first reported around 8:30 a.m., according to Charleston County's Consolidated 911 Center.

A Durham School Services mechanic determined the collision caused a fire to start on the front left side of the bus's exterior, CCSD spokesman Andy Pruitt said in a statement.

All students safely exited the bus, and were checked out by EMS, then taken to school aboard another bus, Pruitt says.

Durham spokesman Kate Walden said the cause of the wreck remains under investigation.


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